Monday, December 9, 2013

Burlap Christmas Tree

I found a cool burlap Christmas tree on Pinterest and, after purchasing some great wire-side green burlap in CA when we were there, I was ready to start.  The tree on Pinterest was plastic or paper, not styrafoam, so I had to change up the directions to work.  My burlap is 2 1/2" wide.

I marked 1 1/2" up from the bottom all the way around to make sure my first row wasn't uneven.  I measured around the cone at my mark and cut my burlap about 1/2" longer.

I then but every inch about 1/2 way up into the burlap.

I used sewing pins coated with Beacon's 3 in 1 glue to attach the burlap.  After getting the first row on I marked up 1" for the 2nd row placement.

I continued pinning the burlap and then marking 1" higher for each row. When I got to the top I made sure my burlap was pinned to the top edge.  I then cut a 5" length of burlap, cut every 1" and formed (thank goodness for the wire in the burlap) a top and added an angel that had a wire coming out the bottom to attach the top to the cone.  I don't know if this is making any sense but if you try it find a star or something you want for a topper that has the wire.

You can see the top of the tree here fairly good.  I then used a bunch of Christmas stickers by Jolee's.  This view is looking a bit down on the tree.

Here's more of a straight on view.

Here's a close up of the stickers.  I think if I do this again maybe I'll just leave the tree bare and add a star to the top.

1 comment:

Glittered Paws said...

How creative and cute - love all the stickers you used to trim the tree.